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in the u.s. senate. for president obama calling for an up or down vote, for the senate which rarely happens he would be saying if any republican or groups of republicans ends up blocking the legislation, they would be the ones who would be blamed for going over the fiscal cliff and luke russert just outlined something else, too, if you even get 60 votes that then goes to the house the question is does house speaker john boehner and republicans allow that to come to the vote. if they don't, they'll be the ones to get the blame. so president obama was using his bully pulpit and the statement he gave yesterday and he'll be on "meet the press" tomorrow and even his weekly radio address all on this political topic. >> this pressure by the president on congress, how will this play out when it's time to start negotiations on the debt ceiling because best we can all tell, the raising of the debt limit will not be a part of any deal so we'll be having similar conversations in february. could there be resentment on the other side of the aisle? >> oh, absolutely, particularly if republicans feel they
. yesterday it was like these things next to each other. 20 children in china stabbed. 20 children in the u.s. shot and killed. of the 20 children in china who were stabbed, no fatalities. so it is not the end of viole e violence, and you can't walk around and end violence, but a common sense gun law that addresses the issues of the automatic weapons. i wanted to show quickly the president in the second presidential debate in town hall meeting was asked about gun control and he did say at this moment that he was thinking about the automatic weapons ban. take a quick listen. oh, sorry, maybe we don't have that at this point, but what he said is that what i'm trying to do is to get a broader conversation of how to reduce the violence generally and part of it is to get an assault ban row int introduced. ari, this seems where we could come together, an assault weapon s ban. >> well, it has declined with a ten-year sunset provision, and why a sunset provision? because things that are hard to get through congress regardless of which issue often are negotiated that way. that is why the bush p tax c
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